There are Vietnam beach hotels to be found in the hundreds on the country's very long coastline of more than 2,000 miles, not including the variety of oceanfront accommodation in Vietnam that is available along the beaches of a number of beautiful islands. You can find a beach hotel in Vietnam that will suit any budget and just about all tastes and interests.
Many of today's tourists are looking for authentic experiences of the country and region they are visiting, and much of the Vietnamese beachfront lodging does not disappoint. Among the Phu Quoc Island hotels is the luxurious Grand Mercure La Veranda, one of the island's finest beach resorts. It is built to resemble the kind of elegant French colonial villas used by the expatriate community for their oceanfront accommodation in Vietnam during the 1920s and 1930s, with breezy verandas reminiscent of the mansions they also built in colonial New Orleans. If you want something truly authentic, on Cat Ba Island you can stay in low key bohemian comfort aboard a floating hotel that is designed like a traditional fishing boat. There are actually entire floating villages of fishermen here, who live out their entire lives on their fishing boats.
If you are looking for a more modest beach hotel in Vietnam that matches a stricter budget, you will find plenty of these as well. The well-known Beach Club, also on Phu Quoc Island, has comfortable unassuming little bungalows lining the beach. The laid back "beach bum" type bar is open to cooling sea breezes with nothing more than a thatched roof and the beach sands as its floor. The sailing Club Mui Ne, on the beaches south of Ho Chi Minh City, also has (much more deluxe) individual bungalows, many with spacious bathrooms and luxuriant claw foot bathtubs open to the night stars.
You can also find modern Vietnam beach hotels with high-rise hotel buildings towering over the sea and innumerable water sports and outdoor activities, similar to properties you find on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu. You can find many of these north of Cat Ba Island in Halong Bay, and a few on China Beach in Da Nang. The Blue Lagoon Resort on Phu Quoc Island has both individual bungalows and a high rise building with rooms. These kinds of oceanfront accommodation in Vietnam are often ideal for family vacations as they boast facilities like children's swimming pools and children's beach areas, and offer plenty of organized activities to keep the younger members of the group occupied. The Vinpearl in Nha Trang (pictured) is a very large and flashy resort in Nha Trang that comes with its own amusement park (including roller coaster), water park, and unique underwater aquarium. This is not the cheapest resort on the beaches, but it can be economical for families, as it is one of the country's only all-inclusive resorts.
Many Vietnam beach hotels cater to the scuba diving community, especially around Nha Trang that boasts some of the best coral reef diving in the world. Many of the beach resorts here also have full-service spas, highly sought by divers after a long day spent in the sun and underwater. The deluxe Ana Mandara here has two swimming pools, one of which is quite deep and used for scuba diving lessons. If you want a beach hotel in Vietnam that offers exclusive seclusion, the Six Senses Hideaway in Ninh Van Bay is on a small private island about a fifteen-minute boat ride from Nha Trang. Its romantic villas and bungalows have complete privacy, including their own private swimming pools.